Daily Archives: November 22, 2011
Safety Donnie Shell and running back Jerome Bettis, are among the 26 modern-day semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming a bye week and will travel to Kansas City this weekend to take on the Chiefs.
Pittsburgh is tied with the Baltimore Ravens atop the AFC North Division with a 7-3 record. However, Baltimore holds the tiebreaker after sweeping the season series.
Last week, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger announced that he had suffered a broken thumb on his throwing hand during the team’s 24-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
Roethlisberger said he is planning to play and head coach mike Tomlin confirmed that he will during his weekly press conference Tuesday afternoon.
On Monday, Roethlisberger practiced in a limited role. He did take snaps out of the “pistol” formation, which is a shorter version of the shotgun to try and protect his hand.
According to Tomlin, he will play and most likely won’t be included on the injury report.
Troy Polamalu suffered a rib injury against the Bengals as well. He was a limited participant in practice last week, but Tomlin fully expects him to play this weekend.
LaMarr Woodley’s status is up in the air however. His status will be determind by how he progresses in practice this week.
Kansa City officially put starting quarterback Matt Cassel on injured reserve Monday after he sustained a hand injury.
On Monday night, Tyler Palko from West Allegheny and the University of Pittsburgh made his first NFL start against the New England Patriots.
Palko completed 25 of his 38 passes for 236 yards, but threw three interceptions in the game. New England won the game 34-3.
Palko is expected to start against the Steelers Sunday night as well.
Talking for the first time since meeting with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell last week at league headquarters, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin called the discussions “very productive” at his weekly news conference today.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and linebacker Lamarr Woodley were both limited in Monday’s practice.
Roethlisberger suffered a broken thumb in the Steelers win against Cincinnati last Sunday. He has already announced the thumb won’t hamper his ability to play this week against Kansas City.
Roethlisberger wore a splint on his right thumb in practice with a glove on top and likely will play with a glove on his throwing hand the rest of the season or until his thumb is fully healed. He took snaps in the shotgun and participated in individual drills.
Woodley appears a bit of a long shot to play Sunday night against the Chiefs with a hamstring injury. He participated only in solo drills. Woodley has been out since the second half of Pittsburgh’s 25-17 win against New England Oct. 30.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is expected to address both players and their statuses today in his weekly press conference, along with any other injury news. He’ll also preview the Kansas City Chiefs.
Tomlin’s press conference can be hears live on Sports Radio 93-7 The FAN.
On Thanksgiving night, the Harbaughs — John and Jim — will become the first brothers to face each other as NFL head coaches.
Unorthodox handoffs and some snaps from a formation that isn’t used very often are adjustments Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers might make as the star quarterback plays the rest of the season with a broken right thumb.
At least one thing did not change in the NFL after this weekend: The status of Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley.